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Europe — Euro area unemployment rate stable at 9.8%, EU27 up to 9.3%

2 December 2009

According to the latest labour market figures published by the European Union's (EU) statistics office Eurostat, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the 16 countries which have the Euro as their currency (EA16) was 9.8% in October 2009, the same as in September. It was 7.9% in October 20...


Germany — 81,000 new temporary employees since May 2009

2 December 2009

The latest temporary employment index (Zeitarbeitsindex) published by the Institute of the German Economy (IW) on behalf of the Federal Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA) reveals that temporary employment in October 2009 is up by 1.6% when compared to the previous month. This bri...


UK — Safe acquires AHL Management Limited

2 December 2009

Safe Computing Ltd. has announced the acquisition of AHL Management Limited, the Bishop Stortford based specialised outsourcing provider to the recruitment agency sector. AHL has also traded as Hydra AHL and Hydra BPO. AHL will be forming part of the Safe Outsourcing division that now processes...


France — Ranking of best companies to work for

1 December 2009

  The awards ceremony for the best France-based companies to work for took place in Paris last night. The ranking is based on a survey among 10,000 French employees carried out by Randstad France and follows the example of the Belgian ranking, which is now in its eighth year. Randstad France Pr...


France — Temporary employment agencies consider legal appeal against new tax

1 December 2009

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (PRISME) is considering an appeal to the Constitutional Council of France over the unfairness of replacing the current Professional Tax (Taxe Professionnelle) with a new local tax, which will penalise temporary employment agencies which currently h...


Spain — 46.3% less temporary employees

1 December 2009

According to the latest Bulletin on Labour Statistics (BEL) published by the Ministry for Labour and Immigration, there were 349 temporary employment agencies in Spain at the end of the first half of 2009, which is 3.8% less than in the same period of 2008. During the same period temporary emplo...


France — Temporary employment agencies consider legal appeal against new tax

1 December 2009

  The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (PRISME) is considering an appeal to the Constitutional Council of France over the unfairness of replacing the current Professional Tax (Taxe Professionnelle) with a new local tax, which will penalise temporary employment agencies which currentl...


Spain — 46.3% less temporary employees

1 December 2009

  According to the latest Bulletin on Labour Statistics (BEL) published by the Ministry for Labour and Immigration, there were 349 temporary employment agencies in Spain at the end of the first half of 2009, which is 3.8% less than in the same period of 2008. During the same period temporary em...


Europe — New EU parental leave agreement

1 December 2009

  The Ministers for Social Affairs of the European Union (EU) member states have yesterday agreed a new parental leave arrangement in order to end the huge disparity of arrangements in different countries of the EU, Tageblatt reports. The new arrangement will mean that both parents have the rig...


Europe — New EU parental leave agreement

1 December 2009

The Ministers for Social Affairs of the European Union (EU) member states have yesterday agreed a new parental leave arrangement in order to end the huge disparity of arrangements in different countries of the EU, Tageblatt reports. The new arrangement will mean that both parents have the right...